Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #39, November 13, 2007.

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1. Treasury Department Report: "Income Mobility in the U.S. From 1996 To 2005" (November 2007, .pdf format, 22p.). The report is linked to from a Treasury Department press release: "Treasury Releases Income Mobility Study" (Nov. 13, 2007).

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: "Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2003" (Bulletin 2591, November 2007, HTML and .pdf format).

3. Government Accountability Office Report: " Financial Audit: IRS's Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006 Financial Statements" (GAO-08-166, November 2007, .pdf format, 111p.).

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Nov. 6-13, 2007 are available at the site.

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US States:


Stats Indiana Update: Stats Indiana has relaunched its all purpose data extractor with more data and more capabilities. "STATS Indiana, an award-winning website providing in-depth information about Indiana and other states, is being relaunched today (Nov. 8) with a new, more user-friendly design, a large infusion of new data from state government agencies and other enhancements. STATS Indiana provides web access to a wide range of economic and demographic data about Indiana, along with presentation options such as maps and graphs. ...STATS Indiana has expanded access to data on the budgets of local governments, parcel-level property taxes and assessments, labor force and economic performance statistics, income and sales taxes by county and childcare facilities. It drives deeper into state data resources to provide income and retail taxes, top-ten health professions, business incorporations, exports and a searchable database of nonprofits. The new site also features expanded national data for states, counties and metro areas, enabling Hoosiers to compare their communities to others with IRS migration and income tax data and health data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." For more information, along with the latest updates see:


State Data Center Updates: On Nov. 9, 2007 the SDC added "Income fact sheet (BEARFACTS): 1996 to 2006" (.pdf format, 1p.).

See Nov. 9, listing.


Legislative Research Department Report: "November 2007 Consensus Revenue Estimate" (November 2007, .pdf format, 3p.).


Job & Family Services, Office of Workforce Development Report: "Ohio Economic Analysis, 2007: Understanding the Environment and Charting a Course for the Future" (June 2007, .pdf format, 42p.).

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NGOs and Other Countries:

International Monetary Fund:

The latest Country Reports span the time period from Oct. 6-Nov. 13, 2007 (No. 07/358-07/360).


Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development Brief: "Economic Survey of Switzerland, 2007," (November 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).



Bureau of Statistics Report: "Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2005-06" (October 2007, .pdf format, 100p., with data in .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format).



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical, Report:

A. Canadian Economic Observer (November 2007, .pdf format, 13p.). This month's featured article is: "Trading with a giant: An update on Canada-China trade," by Diana Wyman.

B. "Global Links: Multinationals in Canada: An Overview of Research at Statistics Canada," by John R. Baldwin and Guy Gellatly (The Canadian Economy in Transition Series Research Paper, November 2007, .pdf format, 50p.).



Statistics Georgia Report: "Food Security Situation. Trends in Figures" (No. 30, November 2007, .zip compressed .pdf format, 13p.). This publication is in Georgian and English.



"Hungarian Central Statistical Office Report: "Economic accounts for agriculture, 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 28p.). Most of the text is in Hungarian. Table heads are in Hungarian and English.



Statistics Moldava Report: "Household Budget Survey: Results" (October 2007, .pdf and Microsoft PowerPoint format)



Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Fewer than half of highly educated employed in private sector," by Martje Roessingh and Andries Kuipers (Nov. 6, 2007).

B. "16.5 thousand houses in the Netherlands worth over 1 million euros (1.464 million US dollars)," by Hermanus Rietveld (Nov. 6, 2007).

C. "Foreign companies outperform their Dutch counterparts," by Fabienne Fortanier (Nov. 8, 2007).



Central Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Employment in national economy in 2006" (November 2007, .pdf format, 153p.). The repor is in Polish and English.

B. "Poland Quarterly Statistics No 2/2007" (November 2007, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 70p.). The report is in Polish and English.



Statistical Office News Release: "Transport, Slovenia, 2006" (Nov. 9, 2007).



Statistics Sweden News Releases:

A. "Young people who in 2000 were between ages 20 and 24 had nearly doubled their income in 2005. At the same time, retired people only earned 4 percent more" (Nov. 5, 2007).

B. "The flight from small municipalities" (Nov. 8, 2007).



National Statistics Office Periodical, First Release:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 547, November 2007, .pdf format, 287p.).

B. "2007 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings" (November 7, 2007, .pdf format, 12p.).

C. "Low pay estimates: Spring 2007 (November 2007, .pdf format, 5p.).

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodicals:

A. Review (Vol. 89, No. 6, November/December 2007, .pdf format).

B. National Economic Trends (November 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).


Pew Global Attitudes Project Report: "World Publics Welcome Global Trade--But Not Immigration: 47-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey" (November 2007, .pdf format, 140p., Trend Toplines, .pdf format, 70p.).


IBM Institute for Business Report: "The end of advertising as we know it," by Saul J. Berman, Bill Battino, Louisa Shipnuck, and Andreas Neus (November 2007, .pdf format, 24p.).

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

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Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Massachusetts]:

A. "The Fiscal Impacts of College Attainment," by Philip A. Trostel (New England Public Policy Center Working Paper No. 07-2, 2007, .pdf format, 73p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "Do Loans Increase College Access and Choice? Examining the Introduction of Universal Student Loans," by Bridget Terry Long (New England Public Policy Center Working Paper No. 07-1, 2007, .pdf format, 23p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]: "Lifetime Aggregate Labor Supply with Endogenous Workweek Length," by Edward C. Prescott, Richard Rogerson and Johanna Wallenius (Staff Report No. 400, November 2007, .pdf and PostScript format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Missouri]: "Equilibrium Mortgage Choice and Housing Tenure Decisions with Refinancing," by Matthew Chambers, Carlos Garriga, and Don Schlagenhauf (Working Paper 2007-49A, November 2007, .pdf format, 55p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Asian Development Bank: "Occupational Segregation and Gender Discrimination in Labor Markets: Thailand and Viet Nam," by Hyun H. Son (ERD Working Paper No. 108, November 2007, .pdf format, 22p.).


This study develops a decomposition methodology to explain the welfare disparity between male and female workers in terms of three components: segregation, discrimination, and inequality. While segregation captures occupational segregation by gender, discrimination measures the earning differential between males and females within occupations. The inequality component shows the inequality in earnings within male and female groups: if this component is positive (negative), the earning inequality is greater (smaller) among females than males. Based on Atkinsonís welfare function, the proposed decomposition methodology takes into account the sensitivity of inequality within occupational groups and also by gender. Moreover, the study proposes a new approach to adjusting earnings by a host of personal and job characteristics such as hours of work, education, work experience, race, and regions and urban/rural areas. The paper also attempts to capture the net effect of each of these individual characteristics on segregation, discrimination, and inequality in earnings between male and female workers. The proposed methodologies are applied to Thailand and Viet Nam.


International Monetary Fund: IMF has added several new working papers. The papers are Nos. 255-259.


World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released new working papers. See the list at:

New paper is: 4380-4398.

Click on "More" for the rest.


Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

The new working papers are: 3149-3165


Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2007.

The new papers are numbered 2136-2141


New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest lists of New Economic Papers (Nov. 3, 2007) are available at:


AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Economic Review (Vol. 97, No. 4, September 2007). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite database. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.

Annals of Statistics (Vol. 35, No. 5, October 2007).

European Economic Review (Vol. 51, No. 8, November 2007).

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US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing Testimony: "Localism, Diversity, and Media Ownership," a hearing held Nov. 8, 2007 (.pdf format).

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US Census Bureau: "2006 Annual Survey of Manufactures" (November 2007). The 2006 ASM is available through the American Factfinder web extractor. It is linked to from a Census Bureau News Release: "Shipped Goods in U.S. Manufacturing Reaches 5 Trillion dollars in 2006" (CB07-159, Nov. 7, 2007).


Luxembourg Income Study: "Germany 2000. Income & expenditure expressed in Deutsch Mark." Scroll to November 7, 2007 for more information.


Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets between Oct. 30 and Nov. 12, 2007 , which may be of interest to Economics researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

Click on "all studies updated or added within the last 90 days."

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Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

Anonymous - The Futurist. Richer and Richer, Poor and Poorer. The Futurist. 2007; 41(6):12.

Callegaro, Mario. Seam Effects Changes Due to Modifications in Question Wording and Data Collection Strategies: A Comparison of Conventional Questionnaire and Event History Calendar Seam Effects in the PSID. Nebraska: University of Nebraska - Lincoln; 2007p. 756.

Conley, Dalton and Glauber, Rebecca. Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market: Critical Issues in the New Millennium: Family Background, Race, and Labor Market Inequality. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 609(1):134-152.

Cui, Shuxin. Dynamics of Food Insecurity of Families with Children. Iowa: Iowa State University; 2007 52 pgs.

De Donder, Philippe and Hindriks, Jean. Equilibrium Social Insurance With Policy-Motivated Parties. European Journal of Political Economy. 2007; 23(3):624-640.

Eren, Ozkan. Measuring the Union-Nonunion Wage Gap Using Propensity Score Matching. Industrial Relations. 2007; 46(4):766.

Hoffmann, Sandra. Since children Are Not Little Adults -- Socially -- What's An Environmental Economist to do?. Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. 2007; 17(209):_.

Huffman, Wallace E. and Feridhanusetyawan, Tubagus. Migration, Fixed Costs, and Location-Specific Amenities: A Hazard Analysis for a Panel of Males. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2007; 89(2):368-382.

Leonard, Megan de Linde. Three Essays in Labor Economics: Fertility Expectations and Career Choice, Specialization and the Marriage Premium, and, Estimating Risk Aversion Using Labor Supply Data. Texas: Texas A&M University; 2007 115 pgs.

Parrado, Eric; Caner, Asena, and Wolff, Edward N. Occupational and Industrial Mobility in the United States. Labour Economics. 2007; 14(3):435-455.

Robb, Alicia M. and Fairlie, Robert W. Advancing Research on Minority Entrepreneurship: Access to Financial Capital Among U.S. Business: The Case of African American Firms. THE ANNALS of The American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 613(47):16 pgs.

Tung, Joyce Chia-Hsing. Essays on Wealth Distribution and Tax Reform. Texas: Rice University; 2007 178 pgs.

Ulker, Aydogan. Household Structure and Consumption Insurance of the Elderly. Journal of Population Economics. 2007; _(_):22 pgs.

Wilson, George. Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market: Critical Issues in the New Millennium: Introduction. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2007; 609(1):6-15.

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